Three ASPIRE interns worked at various Forsyth County Government departments this summer, gaining valuable knowledge and experience from their internships.
ASPIRE WS is a paid internship program for juniors and seniors in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools, coordinated and managed by Greater Winston-Salem Inc., that provides opportunities for students to gain job skills and explore career choices.
The interns were Natalia Alfaro who attends Carver High School, and Ruby Powers and Dallia Lindell, who attend the Parkland High School IB Program. They worked in the county’s Community & Economic Development, Public Health, Board of Elections, Emergency Services, General Services, Library and Human Resources departments.
Forsyth County, the City of Winston-Salem, Goodwill Industries and Novant Health participated in the summer pilot for ASPIRE WS, which will open up to other employers in the Fall and Spring school semesters. Students are required to successfully complete an Employability Workshop sponsored by Forsyth Tech and are then placed with host companies for a minimum of 80 hours. ASPIRE WS operates year-round offering summer, fall, and spring terms.